Abstract: In this seventeenth episode Karin and Elizabeth discuss the academic essay ‘The Isle Is Full Of Noises’: Revisiting The Peter Pan Of Pop Elizabeth wrote in 2014, while researching and writing The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Elizabeth also answers questions asked by readers of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 17 – The Isle is Full of Noises” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 3, no. 2 (2016). Published electronically 07/10/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-17/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 17 – The Isle is Full of Noises By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu “Peter Pan wouldn’t grow up, Michael Jackson couldn’t grow up because we would not let him” -Karin Merx Episode Questions: 1. What was the idea behind the essay 2. How Michael Jackson relates to Shakespeare’s Ariel 3. How the press used ‘Peter Pan of Pop’ to diminish Michael Jackson as black artist 4. How Jackson connects with Fitzgerald, wilde, and Barrie Questions from readers: 1. What was Michael Jackson’s personality like? Was he slightly manipulative? 2. Was he really a shy, introvert who was reclusive and shy from meeting people, or was he totally opposite? 3. What is the most misunderstood perception about Michael Jackson’s persona/personality 4. Lisa Marie once said Michael Jackson could easily manipulate the media and he is not that shay and victim-y as he posed. Was he something else in real life? 5. Was Michael Jackson unhappy in his final days and years of life? 6. How strong was he during and after the trial?